Race 1: Baby Bear’s Soup (#1)
David Jacobson’s runners have been running well in the first three weeks of the Belmont fall meet.
Has been in great form since returning from the short layoff this summer.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, David Jacobson is 34 for 116 (29%, $2.60 ROI) with horses moving from turf to scheduled dirt sprints, excluding off the turf races.
5-2 on ML
Race 2: Kharafa (#6)
Finished behind Get Jets last time, but had the more taxing trip, making a prolonged wide move while the winner rode the rail.
Has won three of the last four editions of the Ashley T. Cole.
Should get the jump on Get Jets again this time, but this race is likely to feature a more moderate pace.
5-2 on ML
Race 3: Mrs. Ramona G. (#8)
Worked an impressive quarter mile in 20 4/5 seconds at the OBS sale this spring.
Kantharos is a 15% turf sire, and does even better in turf sprints.
Her dam has produced a turf winner, and is out of stakes-winning turf sprint specialist Beneficial Bartok.
12-1 on ML